Behringer Teases 16-Voice Prophet 5 Copy

Today, Behringer teased its upcoming 16-voice Sequential Prophet-5 copy, the Pro-16.

The Behringer Pro-16 was originally announced back in 2021, when it was described as essentially a knockoff of the Prophet-5, but with 16-voice polyphony.

Behringer today shared this update:

“Recreating this synthesizer was no small feat.

The engineering work involved is extraordinarily complex, requiring meticulous attention to detail and precision. Our team of engineers had to navigate the intricacies of integrating thousands of components to stay true to the original sound while adding modern capabilities.

One of the most challenging aspects of this project was the development of an 8-layer printed circuit board (PCB). For those unfamiliar, a PCB is essentially the backbone of any electronic device, housing all the components and ensuring they work together seamlessly. An 8-layer board means there are eight layers of circuitry stacked within a single board, allowing us to pack more functionality into a compact space. This complexity is necessary to manage the increased number of voices and new features while maintaining signal integrity and reducing noise.

The result is a synthesizer that not only honors the legacy of the original, but also enhances it with 16 voices, offering unparalleled polyphony and richness.”

The Behringer Pro-16 synthesizer will build on the original Sequential Prophet-5 design by adding:

  • 16-voice polyphony
  • Multi-mode filters. Providing a wide range of tonal possibilities.
  • 8-mode atrophy settings: Allowing for extensive modulation and sound-shaping capabilities.
  • Poly aftertouch key bed.

Details on pricing and availability of the Behringer Pro-16 are still to be announced.

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